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>> hello, my name is jennifer. >> my name is simone. we are going on a field trip to take pictures up the hill. >> c'mon, c'mon, c'mon. >> actually, i have been here a lot. i have never looked closely enough to see everything. now, i get to take pictures. >> we want to try to get them to be more creative with it. we let them to be free with them but at the same time, we give them a little bit of direction. >> you can focus in here. >> that was cool. >> if you see that? >> behind the city, behind the
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houses, behind those hills. the see any more hills? >> these kids are wonderful. they get to explore, they get to see different things. >> we let them explore a little bit. they get their best. if their parents ever ask, we can learn -- they can say that they learned about the depth of field or the rule of thirds or that the shadows can give a good contrast. some of the things they come up with are fantastic. that is what we're trying to encourage. these kids can bring up the creativity and also the love for
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photography. >> a lot of people come into my classes and they don't feel like they really are creative and through the process of working and showing them and giving them some tips and ideas. >> this is kind of the best kept secret. you should come on and take a class. we have orientations on most saturdays. this is a really wonderful location and is the real jewel to the community. >> ready to develop your photography skills? the harvey milk photo center focuses on adult classes. and saturday workshops expose youth and adults to photography classes.
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>> what if you could make a memorial that is more about information and you are never fixed and it can go wherever it wants to go? everyone who has donated to it could use it, host it, share it. >> for quite a great deal of team she was hired in 2005, she struggled with finding the correct and appropriate visual expression. >> it was a bench at one point. it was a darkened room at another point. but the theme always was a theme of how do we call people's attention to the issue of speci species extinction. >> many exhibits do make long detailed explanations about species decline and biology of birds and that is very useful for lots of purposes. but i think it is also important to try to pull at the strings inside people.
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>> missing is not just about specific extinct or endangered species. it is about absence and a more fundamental level of not knowing what we are losing and we need to link species loss to habitat loss and really focuses much on the habitat. >> of course the overall mission of the academy has to do with two really fundamental and important questions. one of which is the nature of life. how did we get here? the second is the challenge of sustainability. if we are here how are we going to find a way to stay? these questions resonated very strongly with maya. >> on average a species disappears every 20 minutes. this is the only media work that i have done. i might never do another one
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because i'm not a media artist per se but i have used the medium because it seemed to be the one that could allow me to convey the sounds and images here. memorials to me are different from artworks. they are artistic, but memorials have a function. >> it is a beautiful scupltural objective made with bronze and lined with red wood from water tanks in clear lake. that is the scupltural form that gives expression to maya's project. if you think about a cone or a bull horn, they are used to get the attention of the crowd, often to communicate an important message. this project has a very important message and it is about our earth and what we are losing and what we are missing and what we don't even know is
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gone. >> so, what is missing is starting with an idea of loss, but in a funny way the shape of this cone is, whether you want to call it like the r.c.a. victor dog, it is listen to the earth and what if we could create a portal that could look at the past, the present and the future? >> you can change what is then missing by changing the software, by changing what is projected and missing. so, missing isn't a static installation. it is an installation that is going to grow and change over time. and she has worked to bring all of this information together from laboratory after laboratory including, fortunately, our great fwroup of researche e-- g researchers at the california academy. >> this couldn't have been more site specific to this place and we think just visually in terms of its scupltural form it really holds its own against the architectural largest and
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grandeur of the building. it is an unusual compelling object. we think it will draw people out on the terrace, they will see the big cone and say what is that. then as they approach the cone tell hear these very unusual sounds that were obtained from the cornell orinthology lab. >> we have the largest recording of birds, mammals, frogs and insects and a huge library of videos. so this is an absolutely perfect opportunity for us to team up with a world renown, very creative inspirational artist and put the sounds and sights of the animals that we study into a brand-new context, a context that really allows people to appreciate an esthetic way of the idea that we might live in the world without these sounds or sites. >> in the scientific realm it is
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shifting baselines. we get used to less and less, diminished expectations of what it was. >> when i came along lobsters six feet long and oysters 12 inches within they days all the oyster beds in new york, manhattan, the harbor would clean the water. so, just getting people to wake up to what was just literally there 200 years ago, 150 years ago. you see the object and say what is that. you come out and hear these intriguing sounds, sounds like i have never heard in my life. and then you step closer and you almost have a very intimate experience. >> we could link to different institutions around the globe, maybe one per continent, maybe two or three in this country, then once they are all networked, they begin to communicate with one another and share information. in 2010 the website will launch, but it will be what you would
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call an informational website and then we are going to try to, by 2011, invite people to add a memory. so in a funny way the member rely grows and there is something organic about how this memorial begins to have legs so to speak. so we don't know quite where it will go but i promise to keep on it 10 years. my goal is to raise awareness and then either protect forests from being cut down or reforest in ways that promote biodiversity. >> biodiverse city often argued to be important for the world's human populations because all of the medicinal plants and uses that we can put to it and fiber that it gives us and food that it gives us. while these are vital and important and worth literally hundreds of billions of dollars, the part that we also have to be able to communicate is the more
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spiritual sense of how important it is that we get to live side by side with all of these forms that have three billion years of history behind them and how tragic it would be not commercially and not in a utilitarian way but an emotio l emotional, psychological, spiritual way if we watch them one by one disappear. >> this is sort of a merger between art and science and advocacy in a funny way getting people to wake unand realize what is going on -- wake up and realize what is going on. so it is a memborial trying to get us to interpret history and look to the past. they have always been about lacking at the past so we proceed forward and maybe don't commit the same mistakes.
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i'm derek, i'm hyungry, and ready to eat. these vendors offer a variety of the streets near you. these mobile restaurants are serving up original, creative and unusual combinations. you can grab something simple like a grilled cheese sandwich or something unique like curry. we areher here in the average eight -- upper haight. you will be competing in the quick buy food challenge. an appetizer and if you are the
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winner you will get the title of the quitck bite "chompion." i am here with matt cohen, from off the grid. >> we assembled trucks and put them into a really unique heurban settings. >> what inspired you to start off the grid? >> i was helping people lodge mobile food trucks. the work asking for what can we get -- part together? we started our first location and then from there we expanded locations. >> why do think food trucks have grown? >> i have gotten popular because the high cost of starting a brick and mortar or
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strong, the rise of social media, trucks can be easily located, and food trucks to offer a unique outdoor experience that is not easily replaced by any of their setting any worlwhere else in san franc. san francisco eaters are interested in cuisine. there adventuress. the fact theyuse grea use great ingredients and make gourmet food makes unpopular. >> i have been dying to have these. >> i have had that roach coach experience. it is great they're making food
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they can trust. >> have you decided? >> we are in the thick of the competition? >> my game was thrown off because they pulled out of my first appetizer choice. >> how we going to crush clear? >> it will be easy. probably everyone has tried, something bacon tell us delicious. >> -- people tell us is delicious. >> hopefully you think the same thing. >> hopefully i am going to win. we're in the financial district. there is a food truck right there. every day changes. it is easy and fun to go down. these are going to be really good. >> how are you going to
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dominate? >> i think he does not know what he is doing. >> i was thinking of doing [unintelligible] we are underrepresented. >> i was singing of starting an irish pub. that was my idea. >> one our biggest is the corned beef and cabbage. we are asking people what they're thinking in getting some feedback. >> for a lot of people i am sure this combination looks very wrong. it might not sound right on paper but when you taste it to or have it in your mouth, it is a variety. this is one of the best ways in creating community. people gather around and talk about it and get to know different cultures. that brings people together and i hope more off the grid style
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and people can mingle and interact and remove all our differences and work on our similarities. this creates opportunity. >> the time has come and i am very hungry. what have you got? >> i got this from on the go, a sandwich, and a caramel cupcake. i went with home cooking. what de think? >> i will have another bite. >> sounds good. >> that was fantastic. let's start with you. >> i had the fried mac and
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cheese, and twinkies. i wanted to get something kind of classic with a twist on it. >> it was crispy. >> i will admit. >> want to try fieried mac and cheese? >> was that the best twinkie? >> would you say you had the winning male? >> definitely. >> no. >> you are the "chompion." clair has won. you are the first "chompion." >> they know it iwas me
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because i got a free meal. and check a map on -- check them out on facebook. take a peek at the stuff we have cut. to get our -- check out our blog. i will have good morning, and w
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the transjoint power authority directors meeting for thursday october 11th, our apologies as we are waiting as you know, all of our meetings are recorded by the staff at sfgov tv and we thank to want them for recording the meetings. roll call. >> and part of taking roll is director sartipi may be delayed in traffic. >> director lloyd? >> here. >> metcalf? >> here. >> reiskin? >> here. >> ortiz? >> present. >> kim? >> here. >> as well, madam chair, you do have a quorum. >> are there any community indications from the board members? seeing none. i will move on to the business. if there is none, so we will move on to the executive director's report. >> great. good morning, directors and members of the public. some good news, i would like to start off by reporting that since our last meeting in september we did donate our wo
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llie mammoth tooth to the academies of sciences and they are thrilled to receive it and are going to be making it part of the permanent collection and they will notify us and put together an exhibit to understand what san francisco looked like about 11,000 years ago. we would like to thank the academy for all of their work on our behalf. second i am also pleased to report that our transbay traveling archeology exhibit was awarded the california, preserve vasing foundation, 2012 award. it is quite an honor to receive that award. there were only four awards given for the entire state of california. you had a jury of architecture, engineering and planning and history along with critics from the media, who based the selection on the secretary of interior standards and those have been guiding juries for the past 29 years. and so, later on this month, our own sals, will be traveling down to los angeles to pick up
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our award. this award as you know is for our archaeological exhibit and it is being shown at ac transit headquarters and back to san francisco for city hall centennial celebration. on to our work with the san francisco unified school district. as you know we have been working with all of our 28 union and some of our guys are here today. as well as all of our contractors, web core particular, to rereach out to our youth, provide education opportunities, and donation and so forth. and i want to say that web core deserves a great deal of recognition because they have been doing a lot of work in terms of donating the materials to the various schools as well as reaching out to the veteran's community and i would like to have mike pool come up and report to the board on what they have done most recently with tech 21. mike? >> good morning. >> my name is mike pool, i am
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the senior superintendent on the transpay project. web core and all of us at transbay take pride in giving back to the communities. in the past few months, we aexisted john o'connell high school tech 21 program by donating the necessary materials and tools to keep this class going. the tech 21 program provides high school students with an opportunity to earn high school credit through hands on construction experience. we hope that our donations allow for the students to have a positive experience and encourage them to pursue construction as a career. we are providing these donations right now. one of the things that they have is they have a beautiful shop, but it is empty. through, the carpenter's union and other contractors we are trying to fill in the shop by making it a working workshop like we had in the old days. lately over the past month, we loaded quite a bit of lumber and start the shop off and
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build the workbenches and we have to have somewhere to work off to do the projects. so we intend to support this project and even further. >> thank you for that and thank you web core on your work on our behalf. with respect it our parcels, i want you to know that the city released the rsp for a block nine to develop and design a fully entitled res denial project with ground floor retail that will include housing unit and retail, and neighborhood type serving retail and 580 residential in a 400-foot tower and adjacent 85-foot podium. and the deadline is december 12th, and when that all comes in we will have mike grisle come in and give a presentation to the board. i would like steve to come up and give the bulk of the presentation on our
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construction update. >> good morning, directors, steve with turner construction, providing construction oversight services. if we could... >> i will do it. >> it is on here. >> there it is. so, in the past 30 days, great progress has been made on the project. no recordable incidents and no accidents, nothing to report along those lines. another 12 shafts were completed and we were up 140, actually 145 by friday, i believe is the next pour. and closing in on the magic number of 207 early first quarter of next year. they do have a deadline, a milestone of 162 by the end of november. and that is clearly achievable. we have got almost 500,000 craft hours on the project between the utilities and the transit center work.
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and 60,000 of those were just completed in the last period and the last 30 days. excavation, obviously is continuing across, and the bracing is continuing, the structure package which is before you on the agenda for later the bids were received during the month of september. and the auxiliary water system continues on mission street and they are working their way down obviously, the unexpected conflicts with other utilities continue as we havene on that but they are working their way through them. the big highlight for this month, they did hit the bottom of the excavation on the end of the project closest to second and howard street. and we are getting started on the micro pile testing and i have pictures of that. coming up in the next period, would be to continue to work on the access trust wound zone three, the micropiles will continue into production in the next 30 to 60 days and one change in plan which does not
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effect the schedule at all, is the beal street traffic bridge with the operations still in full swing in that zone four area, that eastern area of project and put off the installation until a three-day weekend in february and they are reporting right now that there is no impact associated with that and does not need to be in place until the excavation is getting down in place and that is not until after the butreses are completed >> over all is on track with the structure being approved and the package being approved today. give them a chance to get geared up to start by the end of the year. that starts with the geothermal package. moving into the structure that is ready for bidding october, november, the last week of october is the current plan. and so that will be the next big piece and so on through the schedule. the bse, which is the major
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contractor working right now, the beta group continues their work. the only change in this time line is the indication that we are putting off the final traffic bridge until the first quarter of next year. the over all site view, the trelacs is connected to first street so they can use that to get in and out and they have a ramp in the south east zone where they are continuing the excavation there as well. this the excavation map that we started showing you last period. you can see in the lower left-hand corner that we are down at the very dark pink area, and it indicates are down to what is minus 41, which is practically about 60 feet from the street level and that is the bottom of the excavation and i will show you the pictures here in a second. there is a progress change between the center and western sections. you can see how the tressel bridge is complete with the crane operating off it and connected to first street for
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access. so, as i mentioned before, we bottomed out. there is the test bed for where the first micropiles will go in and for the pool testing. and here is a shot of those micropiles going in and they started that two weeks ago and doing the pool test on them this week. if everything passes according to the design, they will be able to start production piles shortly. each final production pile gets tested. there are 1800 of those and this is meant for the whole down of the structure against the pressure of the water. these are not bearing piles. just some more views of the struts and the internal bracing and the excavation in zones one and two continuing. there in zones one and two again. and in zone three, basically the beginning of the month, they were still removing the old wood piles, early in the month, by the middle they were
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putting up the excess tresle and you can see in the lower right-hand picture and where there they started building the actual access pad, the actual bridge portion and decking in that lower right-hand corner and now it is in use. zone four, the butress area continues and i know that the picture never changes but we did get 12 more shafts completed and they are on track to meet the next milestone in november. and i wanted to add this production chart and it gives you an idea of how they are meeting their goal. obviously we have got off to a slow start and some of the shafts were deeper in the beginning. and we have now caught up true to their efforts. and we have no problem projecting the 162 by the end of november and of course, the completion by april first of next year. >> 67 left to go of the original 207. this just some shots of their w


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